Thursday, March 15, 2012

(Hot) Pressing Matters...

I have only painted on hot press a couple of times in my storied career (just checking to see if you were paying attention). So I picked up a sheet and decided to paint a full sheeter on the vertical just to see. I painted a drawing I had previously painted on rough paper.

I thought it would be a torture test...it actually didn't pose any challenges except the usual "watch the bead" for drips. I really enjoyed the smooth paper, it was so easy to paint on...

Here's the tip:
Don't prewet the paper or paint wet into wet, at least not excessively. I used a small brush, a no.12 synthetic with a good point and yes a number twelve is a relatively small brush and it doesn't hold much water. Next time I'll give it a shot with a #35...

4 comments:

Pat said...

Excellent work!
I love wet in wet, hence I don't use hot press, but do admire those who can. You did a wonderful piece on it xx

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Pat it was fun to use and the surface was very easy to draw on with my brush...

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